tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS February 26, 2016 6:30pm-7:01pm EST
>> pelley: the campaign deteriorates. >> donald trump is a con artist. >> pelley: and the front-runner get an endorsement no one saw coming. also tonight, zika virus is confirmed in nine pregnant women in the u.s. one child has a birth defect. the deadly shootings in kansas. what might have triggered the rampage and the hero cop who stopped him. and steve hartman with the special bond between child and duck. >> i'm his mom. >> reporter: you're not really his mom. >> yup, i'm his mom. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
name calling, mocking, attempts at humiliation reached lows that many republicans would say are beneath the dignity of the office that the candidates are seeking. maybe it reflected desperation, as time runs short before next week's super tuesday, which is likely the last chance to catch donald trump. today, the race was jolted by an impeccably timed bombshell when trump's campaign was validated by one of the last people you might have expected. here's major garrett. >> there is no one who is better prepared to provide america with the strong leadership that it needs, both at home and around the world, than donald trump. >> reporter: chris christie said donald trump is the best candidate to take on hillary clinton and praised his executive experience. >> he'll provide strong, unequivocal leadership. he will do what needs to be done to protect the american people. >> reporter: but when he was a candidate, christi questioned trump's fitness for the white
entertainer-in-chief. showmanship is fun, but it's not the kind of leadership that will truly change america. >> reporter: the high-profile endorsement turned attention away from last night's debate when, for the first time, marco rubio, trailing trump in his home state of florida, pummeled the billionaire front-runner with personal and policy attacks. >> here's a guy that inherited $200 million. if he hadn't inherited $200 million, ynoou kw where donald trump would be right now? selling watches in manhattan. you hired in someworkers from poland. >> i'm the only one on the stage who has hired people. you haven't hired anyone. >> let me finish the statement-- >> you haven't hired one person. >> he hired workers from poland and had to pay $1 million in a judgment. >> wrong, totally wrong. >> reporter: after the debate, trump told us this about rubio. >> the guy's a joke artist. i watched him melt four weeks ago with chris christie. i never saw anything like it. he melted. >> reporter: trump continued the theme on twitter with this "never let them
depiction of rubio and stage makeup and his press conference. >> but i saw him backstage and he was putting it on with a trowel. >> reporter: on cbhis ts morning rubio trotted out his new attack line. >> donald trump say con artist. a con artist is about to take over the republican party. but not a con artist like donald trump. >> reporter: at a rally in dallas, rubio turned up the he want even more. he mocked trump's tweets by noting the misspelling. >> he meant to say the light-weight but spelled it l-ei-g-h.t . >> reporter: he then resorted to toilet humor. >> he wanted a full-length mirror. i don't know why, because the podium goes up to here. maybe to make sure his pants weren't wet. >> reporter: trump hit back, imitating rubio's 2013 state of the union response when he
debate. then, as he always does, donald trump has this tremendous ability to change the subject. he rolls out chris christie today and suddenly, that debate seems like it was years ago. we're talking about chris christie. >> pelley: after 2012, bob, the republican party realized it needed to reach out to a much bridgewater braurd electorate, including hispanics and african americans. what happened to that effort? >> well, i'll tell you, that is what is bothering a lot of traditional republicans. donald trump gets big applause when he talks about building that wall along the border with mexico, but what some republicans are beginning to wonder is, is he really building a wall around the republican party, making it impossible for the party now to reach out and to try to broaden its base. hispanics are the largest growing segment of our society, and trump seems to be trying to run them off with all of this talk. he
but the polls don't back this up. and i think-- i think this is the problem that is really bothering republicans now. i've got to tell you, scott. if they try to run a campaign that appeals only to people who look like me, that is going to be a very tall wall to climb. >> pelley: bob schieffer, on the campaign trail with us for 2016, bob, thanks so much. >> thank you, scott. >> pelley: now to the democrats on the eve of their south carolina primary. here's nancy cordes. >> hey, guys! >> reporter: the republican free-for-all overshadowed everything the democrats did today, and that was just fine with them. in a statement, the democratic national committee snickered, "if anyone is wetting their pants, as rubio suggested today, it's the republican establishment." a superpac supporting clinton released this picture of a seal overcome by laughter. this was sanders in minnesota. >> there are some people out there, le
others, who want to divide us up. they think they can get votes by making bigoted and racist remarks about latinos, or telling us that we're supposed to hate muslims. >> reporter: but democrats admit trump would be an unpredictable general election opponent. new jersey senator cory booker. how do you go up against a candidate like trump? whenever you hit him, he hits back twice as hard. >> this will be a choice for us as american people. do we want someone smb who dwiedz or someone who unites. >> reporter: but as a clinton supporter, he knows if she and trump are the nominees it will not be pleasant. he will go after her constantly, scott, over benghazi and her e-mails, another 1500 pages of her e-mails are coming out this evening. >> pelley: nancy cordes for us tonight. nance, thank you. in another important story we learned today what may have set off the gunman who shot up that factory in kansas where he worked. more than a dozen coworkers were hit and three of them
the rampage yesterday began on the road to the factory, and manuel bojorquez is in hesston, kansas. >> my car stopped. he was already out of the car and had this big machine gun. >> reporter: edna decker was one of 38-year-old cedric ford's first targets. what was he like? >> angry. >> reporter: he tried to carjack her, but shot and missed. >> i could have been his first victim. that died, because it was directed right at my head. >> reporter: you ducked just in time. >> yeah, i did. >> reporter: just up the road, ford shot and carjacked another person, then drove that car to his job, excel industries, in hesston. inside this building, armed with an assault rifle and a pistol, he shot 14 coworkers, killing three of them, until police gunned him down. just 90 minutes before the shooting, ford had been served with a protective order taken out by his former
wrote, "he is an chemicallic, violent, depressed, and it's my belief he is in desperate need of medical and psychological help." authorities believe the protective order triggered ford's action. action. video from his facebook account appears to show him firing a gun. ford has a criminal record. state and federal investigators are looking into whether he legally obtained the weapons. t. walton is the harvey county sheriff. >> this man was not going to stop shooting. the only reason he stopped shooting is because that officer stopped the shooter. >> reporter: and it wast wasn't just an officer. it was the town's police chief, doug schroeder. kansas governor, sam brownback. >> rather than waiting on backup, he went right in and did heroic duty and service. >> reporter: when the police chief stopped the attack, there were still 200 to 300 people inside the building behind us here. scott, late this afternoon, officials announced they would charge a
ford the weapons, knowing he was a convicted felon. >> pelley: manuel bojorquez in kansas tonight. manuel, thank you. we learned today that the governor's office in michigan was concerned about the drinking water in flint long before the public was told of dangerous lead contamination. dean reynolds found the proof in the e-mails. >> reporter: problems surfaced soon after the city, under orders from a government-appointed emergency manager, switched its water from lake huron to the heavily industrial flmp. it was cheaper that way, but the water was discolored and foul smelling, and people got sick. jim ananich is a state senator. >> time and time again, members of the highest level of the government have clearly been just lying to the citizens of flints and everyone else. >> reporter: and now e-mails from rick snyder's own aides showed they knew the water was bad early on. in october 2014, a half year into the plan, snyder's policy adviser, valerie brader,
that elevated chlorine levels could cause long-term damage if not remedied. michael gadola, the governor's legal assistant, responded, "they should try to get back on the detroit system as a stopgap asap before this thing gets too far out of control." the state's water quality experts insisted the river water was fine. but independent researchers said the heavily treated river water was so corrosive, lead from aging pipes was leeching into the water for homes. today, a contrite snyder held a press conference. >> there were red flags in this in the e-mails if you look at it and beyond e-mails. we didn't connect all the dots that i wish we would have. >> reporter: melissa mays was among the first to explain complain about the the water here. when you read the e-mails today, how did you feel? >> furious. i keep telling myself, "nothing's going to shock you anymore." all this time, these people sat in the office going back and forth emailing about this but nobody stood up and helped us. >> reporter: governor snyder to
aid package to help flint residents pay at least a portion of the water bills they're still getting. scott, as he put it, "people shouldn't have to pay for water they cannot drink. the tonight a partial cease-fire is supposed to take effect in syria. if it does, it would be the first in the five-year-old civil war there, but no one's holding out hope. we do know the guns will be quiet in one town south of damascus because there is no one left to kill. it's rare for western reporters to get into syria, but our elizabeth palmer traveled there today. >> reporter: the drive in to sheikh miskeen is none stop wreckage, and when you stop, there's silence. before the war, 30,000 people lived here. now, no one is left. opposition fighters, a whole collectif
together, were so entrenched here that the syrian army simply couldn't advance into the town. it was a stalemate that lasted a whole year, until they called in the russian bombers. wave after wave of air strikes, starting in december, followed by a syrian army ground offensive, forced the rebels to retreat. today, there are a few soldiers left guarding the ruins as the battle has moved on. the two friends who were killed... jafar oleyan is an infantry soldier. how fierce was thified fooiting? "i can't even describe it," he says. "rebels had the advantage because they knew the terrain." >> reporter: you must be tired, though? "oh, yes, yes he says "we are so tired." victory has brought a lull for these men and some time to regroup, but what if their lull was replaced by a genuine truce? put
has a good chance. yeah? >> yeah, they are ready for this. they are -- >> reporter: ready for the peace. but one soldier adds, "if we see isis or al-nusra, we will kill them all." like his country, syria, hoping for peace but braced for a lot more war. well, it's now after midnight here in syria, scott, and so, technically, this partial cease-fire is in effect, but it's far too early ton where or even if it's going to take hold, and, of course, how long it the last. >> pelley: elizabeth palmer inside syria for us tonight. liz, thank you. more pregnant women in the u.s. have caught the zika virus. that story when the cbs evening news continues.
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microcephaly, a severe birth defect. each year, about half a million pregnant women travel between the u.s. and the countries now affected by zika. and dr. jon lapook has more. >> reporter: samantha mejia, newly pregnant, spent christmas in honduras with her husband, omar. back home in illinois, she became ill and tested positive for the zika virus. at two months of pregnancy, she went in for her first ultrasound. >> the doctor let us know that we had miscarried. so we went in and they didn't find a heartbeat. >> reporter: zika virus was found in the placenta, but there is no way to know if it caused the miscarriage. today, the c.d.c. said nine pregnant women, all u.s. travelers to zika-affected areas, tested positive for the virus. the c.d.c. is investigating the link between zika and newborns with microcephaly, an unusually small head and brain. six women had zika infection during the first
microcephaly, two miscarried, and two had elective terminations. one pregnancy is continuing. of three women who had zika after the first trimester, two had healthy babies and one is still pregnant. the c.d.c. says there is no evidence that past zika infection poses a risk for future pregnancies. >> we no longer have the fear of what the zika virus is going to do to our baby, so my thoughts and my heart goes out to all the women who don't know right now. >> reporter: the c.d.c. continues to advise pregnant women to postpone travel to zika-affected areas. in addition, because of reports of sexual transmission, any male partner who has traveled to one of those areas should use a latex condom when having sex. >> pelley: remarkable interview, jon. thanks very much. coming up, a postscript to the llamama dra one year later.
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>> pelley: we end tonight with the best kind of children's story, the kind that grown-ups like, too. so here, now, is the story of kylie and the duck told by steve hartman "on the road." >> reporter: a lot of kids go to the park to see ducks, but five-year-old kylie brown of freeport, maine, takes her duck to see the park. snowflake comes here to swim around the pond and then returns when called because snowflake truly believes that kylie is his mother, and the duck is not alone in this delusion. ( quauking ) i'm his mom. >> reporter: you're not really his mom. >> yup, i'm his mom. >> reporter: how did you first find out? >> that he was a duck? >>
is unbearably cute. and since i never did recover to ask that question again-- let me just tell you that kylie first noticed snowflake's attachment the day the browns brought her home last summer. >> look, look, look! he follows her! >> reporter: for whatever reason, the duck imprinted on kylie and just had to be by her side, no matter what the hour. hour. when snowflake refused to stay in the backyard, kylie's parents, ashley and mike, say they had no choice but to give him a diaper and make him a house duck. >> he goes everywhere that ducks are allowed and almost everywhere they are not allowed. i don't know if you had a two-year-old or a four-year-old who wouldn't leave home without their blanky. >> anxiety. >> she would not leave home without her duck. and at that point, nothing is negotiable. >> reporter: snowflake goes to the beach in summer and sledding in the winter. he's been to soccer practice, gone on
he even went trick-or-treating as olaf, the snowman from "frozen." and over time, because they both sincerely believe they belong together, snowflake and kylie had formed a bond that most of us will never know. >> it's special. even at five years old, i know that's the person she's going to be. >> reporter: she really is going to make a great mom some day, mostly because she already is. you know, some day, he's going to grow up and go to college? >> what! >> reporter: steve hartman, "on the road," in freeport, maine. >> pelley: he fit the bill. that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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